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2008 Kia Spectra

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2008 Kia Spectra Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- problemcar and 19 others

There is a fuel smell under the hood especially in the morning when I start it when it is warming up. The smell is strong inside the car also. I have found fuel at the end of the fuel rail, but can't find where it is coming from. Checked wires hoses no luck.I did have an emissions code set once, changed the gas cap, hasn't helped.
also off and on turns over several times before it will start. almost like it isn't getting fuel. Don't know if 2...

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software ...

Drive Train -- Verified

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

2008 Kia Spectra Questions and Answers

wigglesworth, 2008 Kia Spectra, Moline, IL

I want to put the bosch platinum +4 spark plugs in my 2008 Kia spectra sx . Do I need to use a torque wrench and torque them to a certain degree of foot pounds? Or can I just reasonably snug them up?

annoyed, 2008 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Cleveland, OH

How do you get to the driver's side fog lamp to change the burnt out bulb.

sk8n, 2008 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Springfield, MO

how do u claps the caliper on the back breaks of a 2008 kia spectra

elvis1953, 2008 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Austin, TX

Brake fluid registers low. The driveway shows spots on it but not oil spots. Do I have a brake problem or is this a leak in the brake fluid line somewhere

oise129, 2008 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Milwaukee, WI

horn just stop work,it was fine until today,how can I fix it?

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

how many liters of oil for engine for kia spectra 2008

i just got a kia spectra 2008 i had it for 2months and i have to get the driversside window is off track so theres is something in the door that needs to be replaced i dont like the fact that my doors are manuel locks but i have a remote for it but it does not unlock it i was told that it would start by the remote and it does not it will turn the alarm off and turn on the interior lights go figure i'm thinking that i want to trade it in

I have a 2008 KIA Spectra. I got it used with only 4,000 miles. I have to drive a lot in my business. I have this car serviced as required and haven't had any problems. Can't believe that this little engine and a lot of get up and go. It's terrific. Great gas mileage.

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